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by SarahC73
Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:08 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Arundo donax
Replies: 22
Views: 1389

Re: Arundo donax

I have something similar with very long arching leaves with a white mid-rib which grows to about ten feet and dies back for the winter, really well behaved but can't remember what it is (sorry - that was REALLY unhelpful!). Miscanthus perhaps ? Mine has a white mid rib. I grow miscanthus giganteus,...
by SarahC73
Sat Oct 05, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Anyone with a kiwi that had has produced fruit?
Replies: 15
Views: 548

Re: Anyone with a kiwi that had has produced fruit?

Chad, my kiwi is planted in the ground. To be honest I've never pruned it as I wasn't sure how to! It is very tangled together and may be larger than I first estimated. I will try to sort it out and prune it when the time is right-thanks for link, very informative. I bought it from a local garden ce...
by SarahC73
Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:44 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Anyone with a kiwi that had has produced fruit?
Replies: 15
Views: 548

Re: Anyone with a kiwi that had has produced fruit?

Know what you mean conifers but I had thought maybe with the heat this summer, I would see some fruit. Not hot for long enough, I guess? Fern Rob- my kiwi has been fine as well and I had to dig it up a couple,of years ago when we moved home. I did cover the buds this spring with a sheet of fleece to...
by SarahC73
Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:30 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Anyone with a kiwi that had has produced fruit?
Replies: 15
Views: 548

Re: Anyone with a kiwi that had has produced fruit?

Thanks, I thought "jenny" should be able to produce fruit without another plant, hopefully it might fruit next year. :) . I might think about getting a male and female but have no room for a greenhouse! :( Really it's quite a nice plant to cover my back fence in summer.
by SarahC73
Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:33 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Anyone with a kiwi that had has produced fruit?
Replies: 15
Views: 548

Anyone with a kiwi that had has produced fruit?

I've been growing a kiwi (actinidia deliciosa) for 3 years now and still no fruit. It's a variety called "jenny", which is apparently self fertile. The vine is planted against a south facing fence, so lots of heat, and I've always kept it well watered and fed with chicken poo. This year it reached a...
by SarahC73
Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: My New Ensete Montbelliardii delivered 20th September 2013
Replies: 41
Views: 965

Re: My New Ensete Montbelliardii delivered 20th September 20

I had a 3 Ltr montbelliardii delivered at the end of August. I have repotted to a larger pot and was thinking I would try to overwinter it dry. Has anyone managed to do this with a smallish plant? I wouldn't want to lose it before next summer.
by SarahC73
Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Hi from sunny Essex!
Replies: 21
Views: 1158

Re: Hi from sunny Essex!

Thanks cordyman will give photo bucket a go :D

Thanks for the tips fern Rob!
by SarahC73
Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:49 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Hi from sunny Essex!
Replies: 21
Views: 1158

Re: Hi from sunny Essex!

Thanks for the warm welcome and kind comments everyone! Half hardy-thanks, my husband built the decking last year under my direction!! :lol: I'm pretty chuffed,with his efforts. CW01- whereabouts do you live? Flounder- yes garden is on a bit of slope! :lol: husband had a bit of a problem building de...
by SarahC73
Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Hi from sunny Essex!
Replies: 21
Views: 1158

Hi from sunny Essex!

Hello everyone! I'm Sarah and I live on Mersea Island, near Colchester. I've been gardening for about 13 years and until a couple of years ago favoured the cottage garden style :ahhh!: . However, I have seen the light and for the last 2 years I've been creating a "tropical paradise"-still long way t...